Indirect Effects Of Mental Health

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In the history of human civilization, mental illness has always had an effect on our world. It is everywhere, very seldom noticeable, and has a particular presence in urban life. Although cities provide many new opportunities for people from all walks of life, it also can give way to many other health issues that aren’t as prevalent in a rural setting. Homelessness, addiction, substance abuse, violence and disruption in the family can be an indirect effect of mental illnesses.
What exactly is a mental illness? Also known as “psychiatric disorders”, mental illness is a range of illnesses that affect one’s mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples of mental illnesses are anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia, bi-polarism, post-traumatic
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Within the last six years since its creation, Bell Let’s Talk Day has raised over 100 million dollars for Canadian Mental Health. In addition to Bell’s Community Fund grants, for one day, the company promises to donate 5¢ to each text or call that is made from Bell as their service provider, as well as Facebook shares and tweets that contain the #BellLetsTalk hashtag. Bell Canada has also recruited many celebrities and athletes to be spokespersons for Bell Let’s …show more content…
This “gold standard” therapy for depression and anxiety, allows patients to get the help they need from their home. This allows for patients who don’t have the money or access to psychiatric help to be treated from home. Because of their anxiety, some patients can’t leave their home to receive the professional help. Toronto Scarborough Hospital is the first to use this technique, starting in 2014, and used countries such as Australia and Sweden who have witnessed great success in their country with iCBT. Dr. Gratzer stated that “We’ve had patients who say, ‘Your clinic sounds great, but I’m too anxious to even get on a bus, never mind do group therapy ... So we can now say to them, ‘OK, how about iCBT.’” The online program is composed of modules that contain readings for the patient, videos to watch, homework, and the submission of the modules for review by a professional. Moreover, a resource closer to home is CAMH, or the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. CAMH, founded in 1998 is a mental health teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto. It was created from the “amalgamation” of 4 separate institutions with its headquarters in Toronto, as well as smaller centers in ten different communities around Ontario. CAMH’s objective is “excellence in patient care, research, education, health promotion and system leadership.” With an annual

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